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By NATALIE HARVEY | October 13, 1992
The public is invited to a candidates' debate and straw poll Thursday at Amherst House, Kings Contrivance Village, 7:30 p.m. Representatives of the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates will debate. State Del. Martin G. Madden, R-13B, and Democratic Central Committeeman Jim Kraft will answer questions from the audience after their presentations. Information: (410) 381-9600.*Attention East Columbia business people: The Small Business Administration is planning ahead for Small Business Week in May 1993, when Maryland nominees will be presented with the Annual Small Business Award.
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February 21, 2013
These groups meet regularly. Bereavement Support Group - Fourth Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. This group is for adults who are mourning the loss of a loved one. All are welcome. St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Room 105, 8300 Old Columbia Road, Fulton. 410-792-0470, Ext. 214. Caregivers support group - Fourth Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Winter Growth Adult Day Care Center, 5466 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. 410-964-9616. Christian Science Society - Wednesdays, 6 p.m. Do you have problems you can't seem to solve on your own?
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March 26, 2006
Free vehicle identification etching will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 22 at Amherst House in Kings Contrivance village. The Howard County Police Department will engrave a unique Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on all the major pieces of glass in each vehicle. Those who attend can also register in the Watch Your Car Program, a national vehicle theft prevention program. Information: Janet Stabile, 410-313-3337. `Kids' Clothes Swap' to be held April 22 The Long Reach Community Association will sponsor a "Kids' Clothes Swap" from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 22 on the village center parking lot. The outdoor sale includes gently used children's clothes, toys, books and furniture.
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January 24, 2013
These groups meet regularly. Abusive relationships - Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m. Domestic Violence Center of Howard County, 5457 Twin Knolls Road, Suite 310, Columbia. Free child care. 410-997-0304. Adult Children of Alcoholics - Wednesdays, 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church of Howard County, 9325 Presbyterian Circle, Columbia; Saturdays, 12:45 p.m., Serenity Center, 9650 Basket Ring Road, Columbia. 410-796-4680. Alcoholics Anonymous - Sundays, 7 p.m. Share experience, strength and hope with each other to solve this common problem and help others to recover.
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By Natalie Harvey and Natalie Harvey,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 6, 1996
SPECIAL EVENTS coordinator Rebecca Griffin is leaving the staff of Amherst House, Kings Contrivance Village, and heading to Los Angeles. Becky has been the coordinator for three years.Kings Contrivance residents are invited to visit Amherst House and meet Diane Page-Gladney, who will assume Becky's responsibilities.Exchange studentSharon Phillips and her daughter, Hayley, have a special guest at their Owen Brown village home for the coming school year. She is Carol Sauge, of Aigle, Switzerland, an exchange student referred by the E. F. Foundation.
NEWS
February 10, 1998
The Kings Contrivance Community Association invites middle school students who live in the village to enter a contest by submitting photographs that capture the beauty and history of the neighborhood.A single photo or a collage, in either black and white or color, may be submitted.The photo must be shot in Kings Contrivance and be the original work of the student.Entries must be submitted to Amherst House, 7251 Eden Brook Drive, Columbia, no later than 5 p.m. March 16.The winner will receive a $50 cash prize, and have his or her work displayed at Amherst House.
NEWS
October 7, 2007
The Oakland Mills Community Association will hold its International Fall Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, rain or shine, in Oakland Mills Village Center. Food, activities for children, crafts, health screenings, a foreign car display and other attractions are planned. Continuous entertainment includes the Kinderman, a Chinese Dragon dance, the Rhythm Drums Circle, Dean Turner Magician, Teelin Irish Dance Company, and others. Admission is free. Information: 410-730-4610. Scarecrow-making, hayrides planned Scarecrow-making and hayrides are planned at Amherst House in Kings Contrivance Village Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
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By Natalie Harvey and Natalie Harvey,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 7, 1997
PARENTS OF teen-agers are invited to discuss truancy with representatives from Hammond High School, Kings Contrivance village merchants and the Howard County police at 8 p.m. Jan. 15 at Amherst House community center, 7251 Eden Brook Drive.The meeting was called because the village board and the police have received reports of daytime vandalism in a tot lot, and of groups of teens loitering there during school hours.Parents and residents are invited to voice opinions and concerns about the problem, its remedy and prevention.
NEWS
July 1, 1993
Proposed speed hump locations to be markedThe county Department of Traffic Engineering will place markers along Shaker Drive and Vollmerhausen Drive over the next two weeks.The markers will indicate proposed placements of flat-top speed humps, which are expected to be installed shortly.Unlike speed bumps, flat-top speed humps are 3 inches high, 12 feet wide, and 22 feet long. They are designed to slow traffic while not harming cars traveling at the posted speed.The Kings Contrivance Village Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Amherst House, 7251 Eden Brook Drive, to recommend placement of traffic-slowing measures in the neighborhood.
NEWS
May 14, 2002
Representatives of the Maryland Transportation Authority will give a brief presentation on the proposed maglev train at a regularly scheduled board meeting of Kings Contrivance Community Association. The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at Amherst House, 7251 Eden Brook Drive. The presentation will focus on the Interstate 95 parallel alignment, one of three routes being proposed for the train. There will be an opportunity to ask questions. The village board will continue with its agenda at 8 p.m. and will vote on whether to support the I-95 parallel alignment.
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April 22, 2011
'Cinderella' Howard County Ballet presents its production of "Cinderella," at 3 p.m. May 21-22 at Centennial High School, 4300 Centennial Lane in Ellicott City. Tickets are $19.50 in advance, $21 at the door; $12 for seniors children and students. Discount for groups of 10 or more. For tickets and more information, call 410-465-9414 or go to howardcountyballet.org. Tickets are also available by mail: Howard County Ballet, 8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City, Md. 21043. Vendors for Columbia International Day The Columbia Association seeks vendors for the 17th annual Columbia International Day being held from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 23, at the Downtown Columbia Lakefront. Columbia International Day highlights and celebrates the cultural and ethnic diversity that distinguishes Columbia from other communities. Free event features live music and entertainment representing a variety of cultures; international food and crafts vendors; children's activities and more.
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December 4, 2010
Theater production and pajama party Red Branch Theatre Company presents "Hansel & Gretel" Thursday, Dec. 9, through Sunday, Dec. 12, at the Drama Learning Center, 9130 Red Branch Road. Shows are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with 2 p.m. matinees Saturday and Sunday. "Drop-while-you-shop," a parents' night out pajama party for kids, will be offered from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, and from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday. Tickets for the shows are $15, or $12 each for groups of 10 or more.
NEWS
October 7, 2007
The Oakland Mills Community Association will hold its International Fall Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, rain or shine, in Oakland Mills Village Center. Food, activities for children, crafts, health screenings, a foreign car display and other attractions are planned. Continuous entertainment includes the Kinderman, a Chinese Dragon dance, the Rhythm Drums Circle, Dean Turner Magician, Teelin Irish Dance Company, and others. Admission is free. Information: 410-730-4610. Scarecrow-making, hayrides planned Scarecrow-making and hayrides are planned at Amherst House in Kings Contrivance Village Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
NEWS
By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,special to the sun | December 15, 2006
When Anne Dodd became the village manager of Kings Contrivance in 1979, she worked 20 hours a week, earning $4 an hour. Her first office was in a now-gone public works garage on Banneker Road. Before long, she was squeezed out of that space and had to set up shop in her own home, in a bathroom that her husband had converted to a darkroom. Dodd is the only village manager that residents of Kings Contrivance have ever known. (There was an acting manager before her, but she was the first to officially hold the title.
NEWS
May 14, 2006
Kings Contrivance village will hold a Community Flea Market from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday on the parking lot at the Guilford Road entrance to the village center. Exhibitors are needed. Priority will be given to residents of Kings Contrivance; nonresidents will be put on a waiting list for any spaces available after Wednesday. The cost is $10 a space; $15 for two. The event will be advertised in local newspapers. A book swap will be held as part of the flea market. Those who attend are invited to bring a book and take one. No more than 10 books can be dropped off in advance at Amherst House in the village center next week.
NEWS
April 30, 2006
The east Columbia library, 6600 Cradlerock Way, will offer a series of programs for teens. "Law Day: Separate Branches, Balanced Powers," a demonstration debate on the merits of the separation of powers in government, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon tomorrow at the library. Everyone is welcome to listen and ask questions. Pupils from Harper's Choice and Patuxent Valley middle schools will debate the resolution: "Homework Should Be Banned in Howard County Public Schools." A judge from Howard County Circuit Court and other speakers will be on hand.
NEWS
By Natalie Harvey and Natalie Harvey,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 3, 1995
Stevens Forest Elementary School's guidance counselor, Pat Schifflett, has selected the following fifth grade students as peer mediators: Steve Karadimos, Jennifer Hersey, Ben Boswell, Melissa Seesz, Sharon Berlin, Maroni Butler, Kori Johnson, Carla Sanchez, Kristina Campbell and Brittany Carozza.Ms. Schifflett coordinated the program and trained the students this summer to use diplomacy to help younger students resolve problems with their classmates. When necessary, they get advice from Ms. Schifflett or other administrators.
NEWS
By NATALIE HARVEY | January 17, 1995
Good news and Mickey Mouse, what a wonderful combination. Bell Atlantic has made a Mickey Mouse telephone available for students' good news at Stevens Forest Elementary School, Oakland Mills Village.Parents were asked to list names and local telephone numbers their children are allowed to call. Then, when the occasion arises to share news with someone, the student calls on the Mickey phone. Bell, the school's business partner, provided the phone so students could talk about a successful test, a completed project or happy event.
NEWS
April 23, 2006
The Long Reach Community Association, in partnership with village center owner Perrine Wheeler Inc., will have a Cintas document-shredding truck on the village center parking lot from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 6 for residents to dispose of unwanted documents. The service is free; residents must present identification showing residency. Participants will be issued "certificates of destruction," showing that their documents have been disposed of safely. The paper will be recycled. Information: 410-730-8113.
NEWS
April 16, 2006
The Association of Community Service will discuss gangs and drugs at its monthly meeting from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Meeting House in Oakland Mills Village Center, 5885 Robert Oliver Place. Tom Cargiulo, director of Substance Abuse Services for Howard County, and representatives from the Howard County Police Department will speak. Admission is free. Information: 410-796-7824, or www.acshoco.org. Oakland Mills voting slated for Saturday The Oakland Mills Community Association will hold its community association election Saturday.
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